Graduate School HIGRADE

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Profile of HIGRADE participants

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Name: Michael Schweigert (Germany)

Department Environmental Biotechnology

Research topic

Soil organic matter mobilization and formation by fungi


At UFZ since

November 2011


How did you learn about the UFZ?

During the study at Leipzig University


Why did you come to the UFZ?

Excellent research conditions


What do you like about the city you live in?

Green, wide spectrum of cultural activities


How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

Good opportunity for improving skills, learning more about other research fields


Personal information ("what else to do", etc.)



Meeting friends, playing football, training kids


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News & Events

HIGRADE Welcome Meeting for new PhDs:

14 April 2015, 2 p.m., seminar room 220, building 1.0, UFZ Leipzig

HIGRADE Spring Conference: 29 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

HIGRADE CareerCafé: 30 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

PhD Retreat "DocDays":  4-5 Nov 2015, Colditz

HIGRADE Fall Conference: 17 Nov 2015, UFZ Leipzig

Information for HIGRADE members